10 Oct UK Privacy Watchdog Sends Suggestions on Data Protection Bill
It was reported that UK watchdog Privacy International has sent a letter to the house of Lords and the Digital MP, which contained suggestions on how the Data Protection Bill can be improved.
Tomaso Falchetta, head of the group’s Advocacy and Policy team, wrote that the welcome the aim of the bill, but the UK government is drifting away from the requirements set by EU data protection standards and this is a risk that could frustrate the bill’s aim.
He added that the government has failed to adequately consider the conditions on how personal data is gathered, or place appropriate safeguards on automated systems such as in credit ratings.
Source: The Inquirer